David LaChapelle Goes All Green and Ethical?

David LaChapelle made his fortune creating highly original, impactful celebrity portraits. In the last few years he has largely moved away from that world and started looking at the larger world in which we live. His newer works maintain the high impact cinematographic style for which he became well known. But the subject matter has …

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Alexis Rockman – Optimist or Pessimist?

Is Alexis Rockman an optimist or a pessimist? Rockman produces large, colorful paintings many of which depict a dysfunctional interaction between the human and the non-human world as well as the transformation in non-human systems that humans are causing. Rockman’s images do not attempt to depict nature in any kind of romanticized fashion. Rather bold in …

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There’s so much around us that we never see – Ahae’s world

Most of us are so busy doing whatever it is we are doing that we have lost the ability to see and appreciate that which is around us. With our faces constantly in our cell phones or staring at computer screens or reading the paper, we have lost the art of just looking and seeing. …

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Using Found Objects – The Sculptures of David Kemp

It’s impossible to look at these dogs and not smile. They are one of a number of public sculptures by artist David Kemp. Kemp makes sculptures out of found or discarded objects. He describes his work rather charmingly as follows: “I make things out of things, big things, little things, old things and new things. I …

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Becoming Animal – The Photography of Charles Fréger

The figures in the image above are said to have symbolized fertility. They are part of an ancient ritual in Bulgaria which continues to this day. Over the ages, we have changed our relationship to nature and the meaning that we give to animals and other non-human parts of the world. Myths and legends have …

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My family, the trees – Campaign by Sergej Chursyn

Its hard to get many people really to care about trees. Especially if you’re a small organization, the trees you are talking about are somewhere in a rainforest and the people you are talking to are urban people who have very little concept of what a rainforest might be. But it’s much easier to get …

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Are We Playing A Huge Game of Chance – Max Mulhern’s Aquadice

Life is one huge game of chance. At least that is Max Mulhern’s contention and his inspiration behind Aquadice. Combining his artistic interests with his love of open water, Max Mulhern constructed two huge, floating dice and cast them out to sea. The idea is that they will drift unpredictably wherever chance takes them. On …

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Humanity and Nature are One – Segmento

This wonderful image is from Brazilian advertising agency Segmento. It illustrates their campaign titled “Humanity and Nature Are One.” To me this highly creative image illustrates two things. The first is the power of digital imagery. It is difficult to imagine that a similar image could have been as powerful as this using any other …

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Swimming With Whale Sharks

Whale sharks are the largest species of fish and are threatened (though not currently endangered) by over-fishing for shark fins. Late last year, photographers Shawn Heinrichs and Kristian Schmidt combined their expertise in fashion and marine photography to create an unusual fashion shoot – fashion models swimming with whale sharks. The aim of the shoot …

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Our Relationship to Our World – Igor Zenin

I thought is would be appropriate to end the year and see in the New Year with some images that are uplifting and thought-provoking. I am putting up this intriguing imagery by Igor Zenin without commentary but in the hope that it will help us start the New Year with a bit of reflection on …

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